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Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
 
©  English Heritage.NMR
Reference Number: NMR 23246/19
 
Caption: Standing on a partly-artificial elevation, Carisbrooke Castle occupies site of an earlier Saxon stronghold which replaced a Roman Castra. As the premier defensive site on the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke was re-fortified by Elizabeth 1st against the perceived threat of the Spanish Armada. The north gate of the outer wall recalls this, and is inscribed ER 1598.
Photographer:  staff Date Taken: September 2003
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR